Duncan Phillips talks about his father, Utah Phillips and shares stories about the legendary folk singer, joining the Army, fighting in the Korean War, writing Rock Salt And Nails, Rosalie Sorrels, Dylan, Johnny Cash stories, Ammon Hennacy, riding trains, running… Continue Reading
Jeremy Harmon of the Salt Lake Tribune talks about the life, death and legacy of iconic folk singer, Joe Hill.
Musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. There’s no music, just lighthearted storytelling. Subscribe on iTunes for new episodes as soon as they’re available. Listen via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thanks-for-giving-a-damn/id568743610
Gurf Morlix talks about Marty Robbins’ classic album, Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs.
Otis tells the personal, painful and hilarious story of when he and Amy left their home Indiana and moved to Nashville.
John Knowles shares stories about his friendship with Jerry Reed.
John Knowles shares stories about his friendship with Chet Atkins. John shares everything from recording techniques to personal stories about Chet’s interactions with Roger Miller, George Martin, Jerry Reed, Charlie Pride, Waylon Jennings, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Owen Bradley, Harlan… Continue Reading
Paul Griffith tells the strange story about the time he spent playing drums for Hank Williams Jr.
We talk about the strange and wonderful day when Elvis Presley showed up unannounced at the White House with a pistol and demanded to see President Nixon.
Peter talks about Rodney Crowell’s Volkswagen, seeing Van Halen at the Whiskey in 1977, Tom Petty at the Whiskey, touring with the Ramones on the Rocket To Russia tour, Ramones stories, DIY touring before punk rock hit, Rodney Bingenheimer stories,… Continue Reading
Peter talks about pro wrestling in Buffalo, meeting Townes Van Zandt, Gurf Morlix stories, Martin Scorsese stories, singing on the streets, watching Dave Van Ronk play in the snow, busking with Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman stories, Lawrence Ferlinghetti stories, etc.
Ben Schafer talks about working for Allen Ginsberg, Ginsberg’s day to day life, seeing Jurassic Park with Gregory Corso, Ginsberg’s photography, fan mail, Richard Hell, Allen’s apartment and personal library, Bob Dylan, haters and stalkers, talking about Kerouac, publicizing the… Continue Reading
Jerry talks about Jimmy Reed playing his uncle’s juke joint in Florida, seeing Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater, playing private parties for the Kennedys, touring with Frank Zappa, touring with Liza Minnelli, Muddy Waters stories, meeting… Continue Reading
Melanie Howard talks about Harlan living with Buck Owens, writing Tiger By The Tail, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down, hanging out at Tootsie’s with Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Roger Miller, Bobby Bare and Tom T. Hall, bowling with… Continue Reading
Jim talks about the Blue People of Kentucky, Wrong-Eyed Jesus, David Byrne’s handshake, arcs of redemption, decorating a motor home with spanish moss, Pentecostal churches, making a film for the BBC, Harry Crews, David Johansen, The Handsome Family, Mike “The… Continue Reading